The Lost World and Christmas Creek

As far as names go, this one’s pretty accurate.

The ancient trees which line the road begin to close in on you. The dramatic Razorback Mountain towers in the distance, and the road narrows as you head into this magical lost world.

Then the vista opens up to reveal the lush, green valley, welcome to the wilderness end of the Lamington National Park. Lost World is a hidden plateau, a green shelf on Razorback Mountain, originally discovered by the O’Reilly family. An original old homestead not only still stands, but it offers farm stay experiences, including horseriding, milking, four-wheel driving, and a special insight into Lost World history.

There are a number of accommodation options to choose from. You can take in a cooking class using the native produce or swim in the chill, pristine rock pools, let the natural creek spa soothe your joints after a long bushwalk. Hear the call of native birds amid an unforgettable backdrop.

The Lost World and Christmas Creek

Things to do

  • Check out the Darlington market
  • Experience the annual Arts in the Olives festival
  • Learn to cook with fresh local produce
  • Explore the countryside on horseback
  • Immerse yourself in the history of pioneers, timber-getters and the Stinson wreck
  • Take a scenic drive through the Lost World Valley
  • Fish beside the Albert River
  • Swim in the Christmas Creek
  • Enjoy Scenic Rims gourmet food with a picnic next to either Albert River or Christmas Creek